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Taxation and Customs Union

Commissioner Moscovici welcomes Council agreement on measures against tax avoidance and unfair tax competition

09/12/2014

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 09 December 2014 The European Commission welcomes two breakthrough agreements reached by the Council today towards combating corporate tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning. The Council has given its political backing to the anti-abuse clause of the Parent Subsidiary Directive and to the mandatory exchange...

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Moscovici welcomes Council support for customs risk Strategy and Action Plan

04/12/2014

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 04 December 2014 The European Commission welcomes the Council Conclusions on the Commission Communication on the EU Strategy and Action Plan on customs risk management: Tackling risks, strengthening supply chain security and facilitating trade.  "This marks an important step toward more effective and cost-efficient system...

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Taxation: Commission refers Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union on vehicle registration tax for leased or rented cars

26/11/2014

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 November 2014 The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its failure to amend registration tax rules for vehicles leased or rented to Greek residents by non-Greek lessors.

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Taxation: Commission refers Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for incorrect application of the rules on marked fuel

26/11/2014

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 November 2014 The European Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for not properly applying the rules on fiscal marking on fuel.

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November infringements package: main decisions

26/11/2014

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 26 November 2014 In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.

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Anti-Fraud

OLAF, Eurojust meet to coordinate investigations into Members of the European Parliament

11/04/2011

olaf/11/6 Brussels, 11 April 2011 OLAF in cooperation with Eurojust hosted a meeting last Friday with judicial authorities from Belgium, Austria, Slovenia and Romania on the ongoing investigations into some Members of the European Parliament (MEP)....

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Cigarette smugglers in Lithuania caught with 70 million cigarettes

11/04/2011

olaf/11/5 Brussels, 11 April 2011 Nine people have been arrested in Lithuania in a criminal investigation which the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has been coordinating for over a year. The investigation, involving law enforcement authorities in Lithuania, ...

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OLAF reaffirms its competence to investigate members of the European Parliament

29/03/2011

olaf/11/4 Brussels, 28 March 2011 According to a report in The Sunday Times issued on 20 March 2011 three Members of the European Parliament (MEP) agreed to put forward amendments to draft legislation in the European Parliament in return for a fee....

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation "Towards a more efficient European Anti-Fraud Office" European Parliament - CONT Committee Brussels, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011

SPEECH/11/201 Distinguished Members, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here today to present you the Amended proposal for the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office. In the Reflection paper I presented you before last summer, the Commission ...

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Huge Illegal Cigarette Factory in Poland Raided

15/03/2011

olaf/11/3 Brussels, 15 March 2011 Plans by an international criminal gang to flood the EU market with millions of illegal cigarettes came to an abrupt end recently when Polish Police raided an illegal cigarette factory near to Warsaw, Poland....

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